Youth Sports and Olympic Values


Photo: Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games

Thursday, February 18

The “Youth Sports and Olympic Values” seminar aims to increase the knowledge of the Olympic values and how they are implemented in the Youth Olympic Games and in youth sports at top and grass-root level. Top international expert in the field will share their knowledge and create discussions, among them one of the world`s leading expert on Olympism and Olympic history, Norbert Müller. After the presentations, a panel will discuss relevant topics and answer questions from the audience. The seminar is open for everyone; however, the main target groups are leaders, coaches, parents (attending the YOG), sponsors and students.




10.00 Welcome
10.05 ”Olympism and Olympic education” by Norbert Müller, Professor Emeritus at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and President of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee.
10.45 “Inspowering athletes and other young people through YOG” by Philippe Furrer, Head of YOG Engagement, Learn & Share, International Olympic Committee
11.10 “Being a Role Model and promoting the Olympic Values” by Claire Hamilton, Olympic Bronze Medalist in Curling and IOC Young Ambassadeur
11.35 Light lunch
12.10 “Potential legacies of the YOG 2016 for Norwegian Sport” by Secretary General Inge Andersen, The Norwegian Olympic Confederation of Sports (NIF).
12.35 “Developing young athletes: The role of private sport schools in the Norwegian sport system” by Professor Barrie Houlihan, Loughborough University
13.05 Panel discussion – The future of the Olympic Movement

  • Professor Eric MacIntosh, University of Ottawa
  • Presenters

Chair: Per Tøien, The Norwegian Olympic Confederation of Sports (NIF).

14.00 End

Venue: Lillehammer University College, Auditorium A


Registration: When you register to the seminar, we will ask you which parts of the seminar you want to attend, so please make that decision before you register. Follow the link

For information on transportation and parking, see the practical information page.

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